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Fire Anthology



Anthracitic ants anticipate antipathy.
A true Antediluvian antagonist, their anthoid antrum a scourge.
Using an antiquated anthelminthic,
I attempt to attack their mound;
Their antennae ever attuned,
I swear I heard a faint battle cry Anthem,
Their sudden purge resembling an anthemion.
But this is not anthropophagy,
I anthropomorphize.
Their antics are merely an antevert.
Antibiosis in the form of a nasty sting;
Not unlike an Antiar dart.
And now I am in need of an antidote or antivenin:
An antalgic antiseptic or antibiotic
To neutralize this anticly growing antefix.
And not to make an anticlimactic mountain out of an anthill:

This is war.

In response to Jennifer Nichole Wells One Word Photo Challenge: Ant

Author: Dancing Echoes

I am a scientist by trade and artist by soul. My creative outlet used to be dancing but due to injuries and age, I must now find another path. I am hoping my writing, poetry and photography can be this new path. Awards: While I am grateful and honored for the numerous nominations, I don’t have time to respond to them with the attention they deserve, so for the most part, I am an award free blog. All photographs and words are mine unless otherwise credited. © 2015-2023 Dancing Echoes ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Christy Draper with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on Dancing Echoes.

18 thoughts on “Fire Anthology

  1. I love this. So very impressive and well done.

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  2. nice composition of subject matter, forms and colours… very well taken

    the text is something else… a blend of the scientist with the creative

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  3. Why thank you for such a fine compliment Fernan


  4. Very clever Christy

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  5. Antediluvian is one of my fave words–not much opportunity for me to use it, but I love the way it rolls in my mouth 🙂 Fabulous poem!

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  6. Thank you! I learned all kinds of new words with this one.


  7. Well done… you’ve amassed quite an army of “ant” words, here! 🙂 ♥ ❤

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  8. Thank you! This one took a while to complete : )

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  9. Oh yes, I can just imagine. But fun like a puzzle, right? 🙂 ♥ ❤

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  10. Absolutely and I learned a lot of new words too!

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  12. Yes, U did hear a faint battle cry anthem. Like Venetian choirs long ago, they sing antiphonally 🙂

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